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About Snow Lake

About Snow LakeOur safe, friendly town boasts the following attractive features:

  • a health centre with one full-time physician;
  • a day care;
  • an excellent school with kindergarten to grade twelve classes;
  • a state-of-the-art water treatment plant that has some of the best water in Canada;
  • a three person Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment;
  • two high speed Internet providers, MTS and Gillamnet;
  • an airport with flight access;
  • float plane and helicopter access;
  • a community hall, arena and curling rink;
  • a bi-weekly newspaper;
  • an Arts Council that hosts several professional productions annually
  • a new state-of-the art wastewater treatment plant scheduled for completion in spring 2013.

Consider retiring in this attractive area central to the three northern Manitoba cities.


Attractions include the Manitoba Star Attraction Mining Museum, Snow Lake's Heritage mural painted by artist Cindy Santa, other indoor and outdoor large murals, many clean, fresh Master Angler lakes, swimming at Sunset Beach or Purple Sandy Beach on Snow Lake, long daylight hours during the summer to extend your hours of fun with golfing, fishing, camping, boating, bird watching, paintball and playing tennis.

Walk the three groomed hiking trails with interpretive bird signage, and enjoy berry picking, dining in excellent restaurants, and a myriad of other summer activities to make your summer memorable. Nearby Wekusko Falls Provincial Park offers excellent camping, water sports, fishing, suspended bridges and photographic opportunities of the tumbling falls.

Fall and winter are also special times in Snow Lake. Enjoy the groomed snow machine trails, walking, groomed cross country ski trails, curling, ice fishing, target shooting at indoor or outdoor ranges, hunting, learning crafts, and participating in local activities for both children and adults.



Interesting facts about Snow Lake

Became a Local Government District (LGD) on June 6, 1947

Population: 899 (census 2016)

Elevation: 980 feet above sea level (271 metres)

Distance from Winnipeg: 684 kilometres (428 miles)

School Division: Frontier

Time Zone: Central

Town Incorporated: September 21, 1976

Town first established: June 2, 1947

Latitude 54° 52' 44" Longitude 100° 2' 12" Coordinates 54°52′53.05″N 100°1′21.68″W

Municipality Land Area: 1209.27 sq. kilometers

Municipality Boundaries: Contact Community Development Officer for map

Average Daily Max & Min: July +23.7C & 13.2C January -16.2C & -24.5C

Frost Free Days per year: Average 119 days

Average Rainfall per year: 343 mm. (13.72 inches)

Average Snowfall per year: 123 cm. (49.2 inches)

Average Sunshine in Manitoba: 200 days per year, but can vary

Location: North on #392 off #39 - geocentric to the 3 northern cities of

Flin Flon, The Pas and Thompson

Main Industry: Mining

Box 40, Snow Lake, Manitoba R0B 1M0

Telephone: (204) 358-7630 or 358-2551